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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, it seemed like a big gamble for an unproven little app. Six years later, that little app — along with Messenger and WhatsApp — are serving as Facebook's safety net for a future that could find its flagship service on the sidelines.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018
When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings.
None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018
Facebook's Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube.
The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
Facebook once failed to buy Snapchat; ever since, it's tried to copy it, mostly without success.
Until now. Facebook's Instagram Stories, a clear Snapchat clone, has more daily users than Snapchat itself — and parent company Snap Inc. should be very worried.
Snap's latest earnings...
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017
Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.
Welcome to the Facebook ad creep.
The world's biggest social...
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016
TIFF in collaboration with Instagram has launched the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a digital shorts competition, which invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to upload their original 60-second-or-less short using Instagram video. Competition opens today; deadline...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.
Facebook, the world's largest social network, has steadily built its advertising business to become the world's second-largest digital ad platform after Google. Now...
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Instagram is adding 30-second video ads and other features in a push to give businesses more ways to tap potential customers through the Facebook photo sharing app.
The company said in a blog post that large and small advertisers will be able to run...